Razasharp

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  1. Razasharp added a post in a topic: Do links with commas work?   






    What Wolfie said ^^
  2. Razasharp added a post in a topic: The best PHP editor for a beginner?   

    I use TextMate for pretty much everything - html/css/ruby/php
  3. Razasharp added a post in a topic: Do links with commas work?   



    Personally, I think the above should parse as a link. Most people know (or should be pushed towards learning) that links need a space before and after.

    We have to determine what 'most' people do, and from my experience, I would say most people simply paste a url into their post - a tiny fraction use the URL bbcode or click on 'link' and add it that way. :)
  4. Razasharp added a comment on a blog entry: Mobile Skin Now Online   

    Nice work Team :)
  5. Razasharp added a post in a topic: Improving the Improved Notifications   



    It's one of the widely overlooked rules of web usability.

    And that's that you should let your user perform whatever task they are trying to perform, or find whatever information they are looking for, in as few clicks as possible.

    For people who spend a lot of time on a forum, having to make unnecessary clicks to get to where they want will just annoy and frustrate them.

    I thought you had a usability guy here on the IPB team? He/she should be able to confirm this.
  6. Razasharp added a post in a topic: Improving the Improved Notifications   

    I posted this in the blog but will repost here too - it's a bit early to judge it properly yet tho.





    And here's my original feedback some of which you've mentioned in your post too:

  7. Razasharp added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.1: Notifications (Updated)   

    Some nice alterations there Brandon - will need to see it in the flesh to judge properly tho.

    However a couple of points:

    I don't think notifications should be marked read just on viewing the menu - as if users click on an item from it and then they'll lose what else is new :/ Would be better if each is marked as read as and when they view whatever it is the notification is about.

    Also, do the links in this menu-notification go to the actual thing being notified or go to the notifications page? They should go to the actual item - not another page which you then have to click again to get to where you want. (Or maybe have a link to both: 'view notification' and 'go straight to quoted post' etc). The idea is to have as few clicks as possible to get to where you want.

    Edited to add: Also, I think the green PM's notification should now be dropped and incorporated into the new notifications system.

    Look forward to seeing it when it goes live here!
  8. Razasharp added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Chat 1.1 Dev Update   

    Are there any plans to offer a self-hosted package like the other add-ons? I would consider it if that were the case.
  9. Razasharp added a post in a topic: Sort posts by points (while viewing a thread)   

    I agree, in this instance first post should always remain as the first post.
  10. Razasharp added a post in a topic: Sort posts by points (while viewing a thread)   

    For any forum where questions are asked then yes, I would say people will very likely want a quick way to find the 'best' (best rated) answer quickly and easily without having to trawl through hundreds of posts.

    I would say the same is true for discussions where sometimes, posts can run into thousands.

    For some it may be curiosity, but for most I would think they want the best answer fast.
  11. Razasharp added a post in a topic: Sort posts by points (while viewing a thread)   

    There are already sorting options for viewing a thread with posts with X amount of points etc, however I feel it is missing the most important one, sort posts by number of points - so the most recommended posts are shown after the first post in descending order. This way someone can quickly find the 'best answer' to whatever was asked in the first post.
  12. Razasharp added a post in a topic: 3.1 Feedback   

    Does anyone else thing it would be worth tying in replies to threads you are watching into notifications?

    The first thing I do after refreshing the page is see if there's a new reply to any of the threads I am watching. I can see how it would be useful for other people too.
  13. Razasharp added a post in a topic: 3.1 Feedback   



    That's good to know. I think the notification system is a potential killer feature :thumbsup:
  14. Razasharp added a post in a topic: 3.1 Feedback   

    Are notifications still getting worked on guys? I'm still finding them a bit unintuitive tbh :-/
  15. Razasharp added a post in a topic: Request for support of subdomains   

    I'll add my support to this, specifically being able to put IP.C databases in separate sub domains, eg:

    IPC-database1.site.com

    IPC-database2.site.com

    IPC-database3.site.com

    IPC-database4.site.com

    Even better would be further flexibility, such as:

    community.site.com/forums/

    community.site.com/blogs/

    community.site.com/IPC-database50/

    But I'd be happy with just sub-domains. One thing I will add is that this feature would make IPC a lot more attractive to some of the more serious developers - having site areas split up into sub-domains is not just for aesthetic purposes, it impacts hoe search engines view each site area too.

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    (I love how they're having so much fun doing it - it's infectious!)

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    Left-over spag bol with egg n chips - yum! But not detox/paleo compatible! http://twitpic.com/1bkzxr

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    I blame @AzhriaLilu for cursing the fish, + @trevorsg for cursing the veg! (tho veg wasn't too bad tho really) http://twitpic.com/1bjw8a

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    Argh twitpic's compression algorithm is pants. Looks better in full: http://twitpic.com/1biru1/full

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    Btw, I've _never_ seen that video before! As if I'm t h a t old! But I remb the tune - obviously from films etc!

  6. Razasharp

    Dinner: Chicken+chips with (milk-free) coleslaw, peri peri relish and salad. All M&S so you kno what ur getting! http://twitpic.com/1bbio2

  7. Razasharp

    Excellent write-up on how you should treat your customers/visitors: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry.php?2411-Community-Management-101

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  8. Razasharp

    Ditched detox & paleo for tonights meal... spag bol! http://twitpic.com/1b4ux1

  9. Razasharp

    Lol there seems to be a horny bunch on twitter today! (see retweets!)

  10. Razasharp

    I can't believe I'm about to have some more Melon! Eaten about 15 in the last month alone *shock*

  11. Razasharp

    Off to have some organic popcorn and watch some trueblood!

  12. Razasharp

    I hate being indecisive. 3 possible solutions, all have pros and cons. Sigh. Think I'll sleep on it.

    1. Ryan H.

      I just always make sleep one of the possible choices.

  13. Razasharp » Blind Bandit

    Completely agree BB. And the argument that 'its what our members want' is weak, and just looks like a convenient way to support their argument more than anything else.
    Most people will see the current set-up as a way to get people to renew more than anything else.
    It's a shame that threads get locked when you start to say things that go against the official line :-/

  14. Blind Bandit » Razasharp

    Great post about the P2P forums. I don't get why everyone seems to think hording a resource that is not official IPS support is a good idea. The fact people feel like everyone isn't dropping enough money. And argument about pirates is just stupid. No warez user is going to care what the official forum dose or doesn't do. They don't need the support not like real members do.

  15. Razasharp

    #IPB Will be interesting to see how the IPB team work their way thro feedback on 3.1 - wonder how it'll differ to over the road.
  16. Razasharp » Alex

    Yes that reply is added ;)

  17. Razasharp

    I updated my IPB profile to twitter profile - nothing changed!

    1. Matt

      Hit Sync again on the Twitter connect page. Needs to be hit twice (bug somewhere).

    2. Razasharp

      S'ok, I had no background img there anyway. Uploaded one here tho!

  18. Razasharp » Wayne Luke

    Fancy seeing you here Wayne :lol:

  19. Razasharp » Collin1000

    Thanks for the welcome Colin!

  20. DarkGizmo » Razasharp

    I think it is, if you need help with something, ask in the skinning and design forum or peer-to-peer technical support. Someone there will surely answer your questions. :)

  21. Razasharp » DarkGizmo

    I just hope it's as flexible - from what I've seen so far... I'm not so sure it is :-/

  22. DarkGizmo » Razasharp

    Yeah, it'll take ya some time getting used to. :p after being spoiled w/ vB3's styling system, it took me awhile to figure out IPB3's, still not 100% with it. :p

  23. Razasharp » DarkGizmo

    I'm trying to find the header and footer templates. But it seems they're lumped into 'global' - feels odd :-/